We are delighted to welcome Steven Erikson, New York Times Bestselling author of the Malazan epic fantasy series as our 2017 Author Guest of Honour. We’ve had a number of science fiction guests over the past few years, and we wanted to make sure we also showed some of the extraordinary work being done in the fantasy field. Mr. Erikson is a key part of that for 2017, and in addition to our normal science expert programming, we’ll be trying to find local history professors to talk about fascinating parts of the past from which so much of the epic fantasy aesthetic is mined 🙂
Be sure to tell your friends that Steven Erikson will be in Ottawa in October for Can*Con!
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Steven Erikson is a Canadian Best-Selling novelist living in Victoria, BC. Steven was trained as an archaeologist and anthropologist, and also graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His best-known work is the ten-volume fantasy series Malazan Book of the Fallen, which by 2012 had sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide. SF Site has called the series “the most significant work of epic fantasy since Donaldson’s Chronicles of Thomas Covenant,” and Fantasy Book Review described it as “the best fantasy series of recent times.” Fellow author Glen Cook has called the series a masterwork of the imagination that may be the high water mark of the epic fantasy genre, while Stephen R. Donaldson noted the subversion of classical tropes, the complex characterizations, and the social commentary in the Malazan series.